Riding around Detroit's derelict Packard plant on a homemade dirt-bike


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What a perfect little film. You’ve brightened my day.


#3

wonderful! many years ago i had reason to drive a john deere gator all around a major abandoned manufacturing facility in CT, inside and out. great fun!


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Yeah, great. Let’s celebrate the closure and abandonment of formerly great manufacturing sites by riding around them on small, obnoxious motorcycles. Sad.


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Awesome! Fun! Ruin Porn FTW! Too many people in my life have been negatively affected by motorized bikes: I can never #$%@ with one…but sure looks cool.

I am planning to take a trip to Detroit especially to see the old time structures…something ‘new’ is not always ‘better’…in a world of shiny LED glass and plastic: the old things of stone and iron; broken and bereft…still have a value.

(and the last shot…great…how did they do that? Helicopter? Drone?..Higher building?)


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I am digging the new motorcycles centric Boing Boing. Thanks.


#9

thanks for pissing in my conrnflakes, pal.

sad? sad is that particular hobby of yours.


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I am digging the new motorcycle-centric Boingboing.


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Yeah, great. Let’s celebrate the closure and abandonment of formerly great internet sites by riding around them on small, obnoxious posts. Sad.


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From this, and other equally enlightened comments by new commenters across multiple threads, I have to assume Boing Boing has recently caught the attention of some motivated young Turks of the Ayn Rand set, again.

Folks, If you can’t pull up a chair, turn off the caps lock, say something thoughtful, and stay a while, then just go back to stormfront or red state or wherever you came from and save us all the hassle.


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If you’re going to bother making a comment, you really should try to have at least a modicum of knowledge of the subject at hand. It was not unions that killed Packard, it was piss-poor management.


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This dude used to write under the handle @NikFromNYC on here. He claims to have a degree in “Carbon Chemistry” and be knowledgeable about climate science, when in fact it’s just O-Chem.

He’s not a new commenter, merely a troll switching profiles (poorly) to try to evade detection.


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As for you: I thought you said in another post that you were done with BoingBoing:


collegeresidenc said:

“Wow. BB is now so fucking lame and utterly predictable that I can finally nix it from my half dozen daily links.”

Please make it so, and stop polluting the discussion boards with your strange non-sequiturs.


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oh that guy. Thank you.


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Drone. They mention it in the notes.


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So, you rode a motorcycle inside someone’s home? Yes, people do live at the plant. Uncool.


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